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Jerome J. Lazar, RA, CCS, CSI, SCIP
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Username: lazarcitec

Post Number: 152
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 01:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Have a project where we need to specify extensive demolition of existing horizontal structural elements on multiple levels, while retaining the existing vertical structure and foundations - would we be better off using section 01732- Selective Demolition or Section 02220 - Building Demolition?
Dave Metzger
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Username: davemetzger

Post Number: 132
Registered: 07-2001
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 01:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I'd use selective demolition; we just use the building demolition section for demo of entire building, not portions.

Make sure that the contractor is responsible for temporary bracing and shoring to maintain the structural integrity of structure to remain.
Lynn Javoroski
Senior Member
Username: lynn_javoroski

Post Number: 237
Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 02:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I agree with Dave on using selective demolition. I've used it in a Division 2 Section, too, when elements of a building will be demolished completely prior to the start of construction. In your case, though, it seems like you will need to leave the shoring and bracing there for at least part of the construction. Putting it in Division 1 makes more sense in this case, as it will apply to and cover the entirety of the Work.
William C. Pegues, FCSI, CCS
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Username: wpegues

Post Number: 483
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 02:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post


I second Dave's response - I reserve building demolition for complete demolition.
G. Wade Bevier, CSI, CCS, LEED-AP
Username: wbevier

Post Number: 3
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 02:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

MasterFormat 2004 includes a section in the new Divison 02 Existing Conditions;
02 41 19 - Selective Structural Demolition
Might not help if you are using the 95 version but I would modify the Selective Demolition section to suit the project.

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